The Navigator is easily distracted. When I say “easily distracted” I really mean willingly distracted, embracing distraction like someone having fallen overboard might embrace a floating plank in an open sea. It is a hallmark of Pathological Demand Avoidance, of course – when faced with the anxiety generated by demands, he
Hi! This is Alex Lowery here! Very good article I must say that I think your son’s understanding of why you shouldn’t say these things is better than mine. Good article!
Also, thank you for mentioning my name in it 🙂
Thank you so much, Alex! Your work is incredibly valuable to me, helping me better understand my son and how to help him. I am glad to mention your name and happy to direct others to your website so that they can benefit as well.
I smiled after reading those responses! It was clear that you guys have emphasized cost consciousness and ageism, which is great. Your hard work has paid off. Do you have a post that deals specifically with how you work on social skills? That would be really interesting to read!
if your brother didnt want the DVD, then it’s probably not good enough. so why are you giving it to me, lol? what are you trying to tell me, that you give me leftovers?
this is a good exercise in understanding people’s feeling and learning the social codes we aspies struggle with. He’s doing great. through my autistic eyes recently posted…Autism and inability to keep relationships
I have autism there a few good videos I sent to my friends one is the sh@t people say to non verbles an the other one is the sh@t people say to autism they are do real an funny becuse it true an it mioin what nt do .it also annoying when others talk in front of you like your not there .that drives me crazy
Thanks for raising that important issue, Stef – I started out as a parent speaking for my son, and I have to remember and remind myself that as he gets older to not talk about him and to talk to him and include him in conversations, especially about things that affect him. Great point, thank you!
You also shouldn’t tell the other person that this DVD was intended for my brother, but was not wanted by him for other reasons too. I agree with through my autistic eyes about it meaning that you’re giving the other person leftovers. Also, I would like to add that then it’s like you are giving the other person used goods. NOBODY likes hearing about or knowing that, unless maybe if they’re getting clothes that are hand-me-downs and they like getting hand-me-downs. That was me, liking or not minding getting clothes that were hand-me-downs, but not everybody else is that same way. Another point is that you shouldn’t tell somebody that you don’t like their new haircut or the new color that their hair got died, because then it makes them feel bad and it is an insult to their hair.